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Supreme Court Hands Down Ruling On Sales Taxes For Out Of State Purchases Video included

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Until this ruling - the law said a business didn't have to collect sales tax on products it sold in states that it *did not* operate in.     Soon, all states will have the option to collect sales tax on purchases made outside of the state's borders. 

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Parsons Homicide Investigation Video included

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"I took my dog for a walk, and that's when I heard the gun shots," said Michael York. Michael York is a Parsons resident who doesn't live far from 26th and Kimball, where a homicide investigation is underway. 

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Volunteers Wanted for Special Olympics Kansas Bowling Tournament Video included

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My grandparents and them bowled since I was little, and I would go to the bowling alley with them all the time" Volunteers make it possible for athletes like Brittany Smith to compete in their favorite sports.  "Without volunteers, we wouldn't be able to participate in events. We rely on volunteers for these events to happen. Without them, they wouldn't be able to compete" says Austin Koontz, a coach and case manager at New Hope Services.  Their t... More>>

11TH Annual Hope Conference Tackles Trauma Kid’s Care & Adolescent Mental Health Video included

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With a surge of adolescent and teen suicides reported, the 11th annual Community Hope Conference sponsored by the Alliance of Southwest Missouri  is focusing on how to help kids who've experienced trauma.        

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Joplin's Police and Firefighter Pension Plan Could Have Less City Hall Involvement Video included

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"It's the perception that the pension plan is being attacked."

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Safety Advocates Remind Parents To 'Look Before You Lock'

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Today is the first day of summer (June 21). Child safety organization, KidsAndCars.org, says there have already been 16 confirmed child vehicular heatstroke deaths this year in the United States.  Every year on average, 37 children die in hot cars in our country. Last year, 43 young children died. 

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Plea Deal For Woman Who Tried To Adopt Out Someone Else's Child

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A Joplin woman originally charged with kidnapping and wire fraud pleads guilty and in return gets one charge dropped (June 21, 2018). 30-year-old Lasonya Poindexter was charged in federal court for trying to unlawfully adopt out at least one child she was babysitting for a Joplin couple. According to court documents, authorities believe the crime took place between June 1st, 2017 and July 20th, 2017. Poindexter started babysitting Ashley and Christian's two children at her h...

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Voting Change for Kansas Video included

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A federal judge's recent ruling on the Kansas Proof of Citizenship law means that voters will no longer be required to provide proof of citizenship documentation before they are allowed to register to vote. 

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2 Charged After Drug Seizure in Nevada, Missouri

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On June 19th, 2018, Nevada Police executed a search warrant at a home on the 600 block of E. Sycamore Street after investigating reports of illegal drug activity at that location. When officers arrived, they spoke to several people at the home and initially detained eight. Police found suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, prescription medication identified as controlled substances and drug paraphernalia. Authorities sent the suspected drug evidence to the Missouri State Highw... More>>

Parsons Police Investigate Death

Parsons Police Investigate Death

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The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and Parsons Police Department is investigating a death.  Parsons PD received a call Wednesday June 20, 2018, to 2600 block of Kimball about a dead body inside the home.   

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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 6-21

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KANSAS WILDFIRE AUDIT A state audit shows it's not properly prepared for wildfires.  A legislative audit says the Kansas wildfire suppression system is under-funded and understaffed and operates with a fragmented leadership.  The audit was ordered after wildfires in 2016 and 2017 burned more than 800,000 acres in Kansas, causing 80 million dollars in damage and killing one person. STICK IT TO DIABETES Mercy Health System is celebrating a successful "Stick it to ...

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Local Democratic Candidates Weigh In On Immigration, Separation of Families, Ahead of the August Primary Video included

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    Locally, the Southwest Missouri Democrats hosted a town hall for four of their candidates for the 7th Congressional District. We're just a little less than two months away from the August primaries - and that's what brought these candidates to tonight's town hall meeting.     They spoke to a packed crowd on a number of issues - the first and foremost, being immigration reform in the country, and President Trump's Executive Order.

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Seneca Fishing Club Lands Success Video included

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Seventeen-year-old Jordan Lowry has been fishing since he was big enough to hold a pole and that's why it was no surprise that he and his brother started a club for their favorite activity about two years ago. 

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Youth Volunteer Corps Joplin Impacts Charities in First Summer of Work Video included

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 The Youth Volunteer Corps came to Crosslines on commodity day helping the charity efficiently serve more than three hundred people.

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Cancer Survivors Receive Special Gifts Video included

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A total of 25 craft kits and 80 blankets were delivered to Freeman thanks to Subaru and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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PSU Tuition Increase Approved

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The Kansas Board of Regents approves Pittsburg State University's proposal to increase tuition for the 2018-19 academic year. With the 2.6% increase, full-time in-state undergraduate students will pay $73 more per semester bringing the total tuition rate to $2,847/semester. Full-time in-state graduate students will see an increase of $84 per semester bringing their total tuition rate to $3,280/semester. PSU says departments across campus are working to tighten spending. Official... More>>

"Stick It to Diabetes" Raises More Than $140K Video included

2018 Stick It to Diabetes raises $140K 2018 Stick It to Diabetes raises $140K
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They 'stuck it' to diabetes two and a half weeks ago. The Mercy Health Foundation and the Mercy Diabetes and Nutrition Center hosted the "Stick It to Diabetes" event at the Hope City Church. The community came together to raise more than $140,000 to help provide medications, insulin, testing supplies and educational resources to underserved diabetic patients in the four state area. "To see so many of our community members coming together to support each other rea... More>>

Rape Charges, Court Documents Received

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KOAM and FOX14 receives the Statement of Probable Cause and Complaint on a rape case out of Marionville, Missouri (Lawrence County). On June 6th, 2018, an officer with the Aurora Marionville Police Department was given a case on child endangerment involving 34-year-old Amanda Morton of Mount Vernon and four juveniles. According to documents, the crime happened on May 13th, 2018. Authorities say they got video footage of Morton going into the Casey's General Store on S. Highw...

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Drive-By Shooting: Court Documents Received

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KOAM and FOX14 receives the Statement of Probable Cause and Complaint for 17-year-old Jacob Davis. The Jasper County Prosecutor's Office has charged him with five counts of shooting from a motor vehicle at a person, vehicle or house, and five counts of armed criminal action. According to court documents, on June 14th, 2018 in the area of 407 N. Pearl Ave., Davis reportedly shot multiple times in the direction of five people. Three of those people knew Davis and identified...

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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 6-20 Video included

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ACLU LAWSUIT The ACLU files a lawsuit against the Kansas Secretary of State.  The suit against Secretary of State Kris Kobach is over a multi-state voter registration database.  The ACLU claims it exposed sensitive information including partial social security numbers from nearly 1000 Kansas voters.  Kobach's office had no immediate comment on the lawsuit. LT. GOVERNOR CHALLENGE The Missouri Democratic party is challenging Governor Parson's authority to select h... More>>

Parish Deals 9 K's, Outlaws Top Jeff City Video included

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Missouri Southern's Zach Parish threw 7 innings for Joplin, giving up just one run and striking out 9. 

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New Shelter Coming to SEK After 12 Years Video included

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A new animal shelter is coming to rural Southeast Kansas -- one that's been in the works for the past *12* years.  Elizabeth Wehlage, Castaways Board Member:"We've always been just really big animal lovers." That love for animals is why Chris and Elizabeth Wehlage got involved in the castaways animal shelter three years ago.. A project that's been in the works in Neosho County Kansas for over 12 years

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Pittsburg's Cicero Signs with Ottawa Baseball Video included

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Tye Cicero just finished up his senior year at Pittsburg High School, and is playing this summer with the Post 64 legion team out of Pittsburg. 

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Emergency Workers Establish Better Communication After Simulation Video included

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"If I understand other responders' roles, then I can help them do their jobs better,"

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Couple Sentenced for Financially Exploiting An Elderly Man Video included

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A McDonald County, Missouri couple is sentenced for a 2016 crime involving kidnapping. On October 25th, 2016, McDonald County Sheriff's deputies responded to 321 West Sarratt Road in Goodman regarding a well-being check involving an elderly man. According to court documents, when authorities arrived they found a 79-year-old man in a room with a padlock on the outside of the door. The victim told deputies he had been locked in the room for about six months and that the couple h... More>>

Area Pearl Harbor Survivor Honored in Frontenac Video included

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"I wasn't expecting it and I don't deserve it, ha ha. I don't feel like I deserve it anyways" Casey Bangert humbly accepts his Quilt of Honor made by Sooki Fields from the little Balkans Quilt Guild. "They served our country. And it is the recognition to say thank you, it's just a way of saying we appreciate it" says Fields.  Casey isn't your average veteran. He enrolled in the Navy when he was 17 years old, and is one of the few survivi... More>>

Joplin Police Release Drive-By Shooting Update Video included

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Joplin police arrest 17-year-old Jacob Davis in connection to a June 14th, 2018 drive-by shooting. Authorities posted his name and photo on social media the morning of June 18th saying he was wanted for five counts of first degree assault and five counts of armed criminal action. He was arrested later that evening at an apartment complex in Joplin. Today, June 19th, 2018, the Jasper County Prosecutor's Office charged Davis with five counts of shooting from a motor ve... More>>

Bee Research Is the Buzz on the MSSU Campus Video included

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Missouri Southern State University is getting into the business of bees Six hives on the MSSU prairie property  will help students learn and help the community too. 

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Petition Filed to Block Missouri Lt. Gov. Appointment Video included

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A World War II veteran is the lead plaintiff in a suit to block the appointment of Mike Kehoe as lieutenant governor. Missouri Governor Mike Parson appointed Senate Majority Floor Leader Kehoe as the state's lieutenant governor on Monday, June 18th, 2018. That same night, Darrell Cope and the Missouri Democratic Party filed the lawsuit asking the Cole County circuit court to declare Parson's action illegal. Missouri's constitution isn't clear on whether a governor has the auth...

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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 6-19 Video included

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LT. GOVERNOR KEHOE Missouri's new Lieutenant Governor introduced himself yesterday in a news conference.  Governor Mike Parson selected former state Senate Majority Leader Mike Kehoe as his successor.  Lieutenant Governor Kehoe is a businessman who has represented parts of Central Missouri in the State Senate since 20-11. MERCY CONSTRUCTION SAFETY Mercy hospital says it's toughening its safety requirements for construction system-wide in direct response to the 20-11 ... More>>

Missouri Treasurer Highlights State Investment in Small Business and Agriculture

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State Treasurer Eric Schmitt today announced he has approved over $41 million of new investments in Missouri-based small businesses and agricultural operations since launching his Missouri FIRST initiative in March. In the same time frame, over 70 new Missouri FIRST applications have been approved and eight new banks have applied to become participating lenders in the program. State investments in linked deposits have increased by close to 29% over the past year – a sign o...

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Mohaska Trail Raising Concerns For Southwest Joplin Neighborhood Video included

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    Tonight at the Joplin city council meeting - an emergency ordinance for adjustments to the Mohaska Trail project.     And it's that project, that's bringing some controversy. The Mohaska Trail project is certainly the most recent trail development by the City of Joplin, but it actually was one of the inaugural trails from more than two decades ago.

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Rodeo Bible Camp Video included

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Girard Kansas is the place for a unique summer camp this week. A camp where kids are getting the chance to learn everything there is to know about rodeo.  Bull fighting.. bareback horse riding.. and calf roping. Those are just a few things campers are learning at the 4th annual "Cross Trails Cowboy Ministry" rodeo bible camp.  One of those campers.. is Karson Harris.

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Thousands of Dead Fish in Schell Lake Video included

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"Chaos, ignorance, it's a mess." Vernon County resident, Chris Greer expressing his disappointment in what happened to the lake. "A lot of mad people. There's a lot of people that fish out here, bring their kids out here and fish. A lot of people who survive off of fishing out here" Greer and others at the lake say they wish the Missouri Department of Conservation would have drained the lake differently, a way not resulting in a mass death of mostly Carp.

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Illegal Dumping Problem in Bourbon County Video included

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William Baker is a Bourbon County resident who's dumping his junk the right way. And he wishes others would follow his cue. He says illegal dumping is ruining some of his favorite fishing holes. 

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Judge: Kansas cannot require proof of citizenship to vote

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A federal judge has ruled Kansas cannot require proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote, a setback for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in a case with national implications for voting rights. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson sided with voters Monday that Kansas cannot require people who register to vote to provide documents such as a birth certificate, U.S....

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Missouri Has A New Lieutenant Governor

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson appointed state Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe to be the new lieutenant governor on Monday, despite some legal uncertainty about whether he has the authority to fill the position. Missouri's constitution isn't clear on whether a governor has the authority to appoint a lieutenant governor, which is the state's second-ranking executi...

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Funeral Thursday For Kansas Deputies Killed

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Two Kansas deputies killed in the line of duty will be laid to rest Thursday. On Friday, June 15th, 2018, Wyandotte County deputies Theresa King and Patrick Rohrer were shot while transferring an inmate from the courthouse back to jail after a hearing. Authorities say the inmate apparently overpowered the deputies in a gated area behind the courthouse and shot them - possibly with one of their own guns. Officials, at this time, have declined to go into more specifics about how... More>>

Child Endangerment Charges Filed After Multi-County Pursuit

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The Jasper County, Missouri Prosecutor's Office has filed charges after a multi-county police pursuit. 20-year-old Marquis Saunders of Carterville, Missouri is charged with four counts of first degree endangering the welfare of a child creating substantial risk and one count of resisting/interfering with arrest for a felony. On June 14th, 2018, dispatch received multiple 911 calls about a drive-by shooting at 406 N. Pearl Avenue in Joplin, Missouri. The calls came in a... More>>

Mother Road Part of US Bicycle Route: Ribbon Cutting Marks Start of Big Bam Ride

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Two cycling events both follow Route 66. As the Oklahoma Freewheel comes to a close, the Big Bam Ride begins in Joplin.  After riding 425 miles across Oklahoma and Kansas, roughly five hundred cyclists will be departing on a five-day cycling tour  along historic route 66  for the Big Bam ride. 

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Gubernatorial Straw Poll Puts Kobach in Lead

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GOP Candidates for governor in Kansas took part in a debate and forum in Parsons Saturday night. During the event a straw poll was conducted. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was a clear leader with 51% of the straw poll votes. 

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Fathers Day at the Ballpark Video included

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Some dads in southeast Kansas got to celebrate their Father's Day morning doing something a little unique. A church service.. at the ballpark. It's not peanuts.. hotdogs.. and homeruns. The Community Christian Church of Fort Scott- brought prayer and song to the LaRoche Baseball Complex Diamond.. and focused on making Father's Day memorable for all its dads. One of them.. was Chad Cosens.

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Green Way Outdoors Back in Oklahoma With Cat-fishing Safety Tips Video included

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 "Pretty sure he just got bit!" .And yes, that's the goal of noodling. "Somebody has to shove you in, and you're inside a cave that's real tight and claustrophobic and you're attempting to get bit by a fish" says Kyle Green, the executive director and host of the Green Way Outdoors. The crew is back in Northeast Oklahoma highlighting a tradition Native Americans started in our area hundreds of years ago, noodling. "You stick your hand in there, the...

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Busy Lakes Bring Warning of Caution to Boaters

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Summer boating season has begun and there's a call for caution.

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Rummage Sale helps Animal Shelter deal with Rising Numbers Video included

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Rising numbers in puppy and kitten births prompts a local animal shelter to raise funds.  The SEK Humane Society held a rummage sale behind "The Doggie Bag" resale store in Pittsburg. People could buy books, movies, clothes and other things for as low as a quarter. The sale was held to raise funds for the shelter during kitten and puppy season.. when more of both are being brought into the shelter.

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Local Farm Celebrates a Milestone Video included

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A local farm celebrates seasonal  success with a festival for the community. The Lavender Patch Farm in Fort Scott held it's first ever lavender festival.  It featured live music, food and games, tours, and people could pick their own lavender to use to make wreaths for decoration, to keep bugs away, or keep around for its pleasant smell.  The event served as a celebration for the farm.. one that's been eight years in the making.

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New Mural Welcomes Visitors to Downtown Pittsburg

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The Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce building is now adorned with artwork created by Jenna Spencer. Spencer is a City of Pittsburg employee and her spare time a talented artist. The mural harkens back to old-fashioned postcards, with the word Greetings prominently displayed. “I have always loved the ‘Greetings From’ murals that are in major cities around the US,” says Spencer. “I saw this as a perfect opportunity to create one.” Spencer drew ins...

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Wildcat Glades Vandalism Stirs Some Questions Video included

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    An act of vandalism along the walking trails at Wildcat Park sparked some concerns about what exactly is "graffiti art" and when is it acceptable, among other things.

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KCU Joplin Celebrates First Year Video included

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The first class at the new "KCU" medical school in Joplin is winding down its first year. It involved a special celebration tonight. Advanced anatomy and physiology.. early development.. and functions of the brain. Those are just a few things students at "KCU-Joplin" have studied over the past year.  The first class at the new medical school is wrapping up their first year of med school..  and that includes Joplin native Cali Clark. 

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Road Riders Talk Road Safety Video included

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Robert Jackson is an Oklahoman who has been riding motorcycles and trikes for the last 15 years. While on his way to a highway patrol motorcycle awareness training session, he learned just how unsafe the roads can be.

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  • Fundraiser Benefits Diabetic Dog

    Fundraiser Benefits Diabetic Dog

    Thursday, June 21 2018 11:00 PM EDT2018-06-22 03:00:58 GMT

    A young lady is looking for help from her community following a diabetes diagnoses. 4 year old Nevaeh Hinds was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and is in need of a service dog and her family is hosting a fundraising garage sale this weekend in Nevada, Missouri.         The dogs are known as diabetic alert dogs or "DADS" for short.         The service animals can detect a rapid raise or drop in blood sugar t...

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    A young lady is looking for help from her community following a diabetes diagnoses. 4 year old Nevaeh Hinds was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and is in need of a service dog and her family is hosting a fundraising garage sale this weekend in Nevada, Missouri.         The dogs are known as diabetic alert dogs or "DADS" for short.         The service animals can detect a rapid raise or drop in blood sugar t...

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  • Mt. Olive Cemetery clean up in Pittsburg

    Mt. Olive Cemetery clean up in Pittsburg

    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:34 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:34:18 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS – City of Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department is advising residents that parks staff will begin picking up flowers at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Thursday, June 28. All flowers not contained in permanent vases will be cleared from the cemetery. This process is done each year, following the Memorial Day holiday, in order to keep the property in good condition.More >>
    Pittsburg, KS – City of Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department is advising residents that parks staff will begin picking up flowers at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Thursday, June 28. All flowers not contained in permanent vases will be cleared from the cemetery. This process is done each year, following the Memorial Day holiday, in order to keep the property in good condition.More >>
  • Drive-By Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

    Drive-By Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

    Thursday, June 21 2018 6:06 PM EDT2018-06-21 22:06:14 GMT
    Jacob DavisJacob Davis
    Jacob DavisJacob Davis
    17-year-old Jacob Davis made his first court appearance via video today (June 21, 2018). On June 14th, 2018, Davis reportedly shot multiple times in the direction of five people near 407 N. Pearl Avenue in Joplin. Three of those people knew Davis and identified him as the shooter. Police arrested Davis on June 18th. The Jasper County Prosecutor's Office charged him with five counts of shooting from a motor vehicle at a person, vehicle or house, and five counts of armed crim...More >>
    17-year-old Jacob Davis made his first court appearance via video today (June 21, 2018). On June 14th, 2018, Davis reportedly shot multiple times in the direction of five people near 407 N. Pearl Avenue in Joplin. Three of those people knew Davis and identified him as the shooter. Police arrested Davis on June 18th. The Jasper County Prosecutor's Office charged him with five counts of shooting from a motor vehicle at a person, vehicle or house, and five counts of armed crim...More >>
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  • Parsons Homicide Investigation

    Parsons Homicide Investigation

    Thursday, June 21 2018 9:34 PM EDT2018-06-22 01:34:46 GMT

    "I took my dog for a walk, and that's when I heard the gun shots," said Michael York. Michael York is a Parsons resident who doesn't live far from 26th and Kimball, where a homicide investigation is underway. 

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    "I took my dog for a walk, and that's when I heard the gun shots," said Michael York. Michael York is a Parsons resident who doesn't live far from 26th and Kimball, where a homicide investigation is underway. 

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  • Parsons Police Investigate Death

    Parsons Police Investigate Death

    Parsons Police Investigate Death

    Thursday, June 21 2018 12:38 PM EDT2018-06-21 16:38:16 GMT

    The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and Parsons Police Department is investigating a death.  Parsons PD received a call Wednesday June 20, 2018, to 2600 block of Kimball about a dead body inside the home.   

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    The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and Parsons Police Department is investigating a death.  Parsons PD received a call Wednesday June 20, 2018, to 2600 block of Kimball about a dead body inside the home.   

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  • Plea Deal For Woman Who Tried To Adopt Out Someone Else's Child

    Plea Deal For Woman Who Tried To Adopt Out Someone Else's Child

    Thursday, June 21 2018 5:44 PM EDT2018-06-21 21:44:05 GMT
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    A Joplin woman originally charged with kidnapping and wire fraud pleads guilty and in return gets one charge dropped (June 21, 2018). 30-year-old Lasonya Poindexter was charged in federal court for trying to unlawfully adopt out at least one child she was babysitting for a Joplin couple. According to court documents, authorities believe the crime took place between June 1st, 2017 and July 20th, 2017. Poindexter started babysitting Ashley and Christian's two children at her h...

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    A Joplin woman originally charged with kidnapping and wire fraud pleads guilty and in return gets one charge dropped (June 21, 2018). 30-year-old Lasonya Poindexter was charged in federal court for trying to unlawfully adopt out at least one child she was babysitting for a Joplin couple. According to court documents, authorities believe the crime took place between June 1st, 2017 and July 20th, 2017. Poindexter started babysitting Ashley and Christian's two children at her h...

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